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Anne Sexton

Anne Sexton, "Courage"

TweetCourage It is in the small things we see it.The child’s first step,as awesome as an earthquake.The first time you rode a bike,wallowing up the sidewalk.The first spanking when your heartwent on a journey all alone.When they called you crybabyor … Continue reading

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Anne Sexton, "The Black Art"

TweetThe Black Art A woman who writes feels too much,those trances and portents!As if cycles and children and islandsweren’t enough; as if mourners and gossipsand vegetables were never enough.She thinks she can warn the stars.A writer is essentially a spy.Dear … Continue reading

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